BAT South Africa: 2024 Graduate Programme in Operations (with competitive salary)

Job Summary

Applications are now open for the BAT South Africa 2024 Graduate Programme in Operations. It’s an opportunity that comes with a competitive salary!

  • SENIORITY LEVEL: Global Graduate
  • FUNCTION: Operations
  • SALARY RANGE: Competitive Salary Range + Market Leading Bonus

LOCATION: Heidelberg – Gauteng, South Africa

Job Purpose

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

BAT is evolving at pace – truly like no other organisation.

Careers at BAT South Africa

At BAT, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countriesr
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies
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BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER: Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT.

We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

About the BAT South Africa Graduate Programme

The Global Graduate Programme is a fast-track development initiative designed for fresh graduates who are eager to make a real impact from day one.

This intensive 18-month programme aims to develop the next generation of leaders in BAT Operations Team, providing participants with a deep understanding of various operational areas, including:

  • Make (Manufacturing): Hands-on experience in the manufacturing process.
  • Plan (Balancing Supply with Demand): Mastering the art of supply chain management.
  • Logistics: Navigating supply chain flow and strategy.
  • Procurement: Focusing on innovation, smart spending, and quality partnerships.
  • Service: Understanding consumer needs and supporting global business services transformation.
  • Product Innovation: Collaborating with Marketing & Sales for innovative solutions.

Role Positioning and Objectives

Our Global Graduate Programme in Operations helps you develop outstanding Manufacturing, Corporate and commercial skills – full understanding of the fast paced and constantly evolving environment our Manufacturing functions work in.

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Working in challenging markets and on complex projects, our Manufacturing team has a broad view of the business, and work together to deliver business needs.

We act responsibly and responsively, improving efficiency and creating one truly integrated global manufacturing team.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Graduated with Bachelor’s in Engineering, Economics, Procurement, Supply Chain, Business Management, or related
  • No more than 3 years post graduate experience
  • Leadership demonstrated through extra-curricular activities

  • Analytical and decision-making skills, as well as ability to balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong intercultural competencies from international experiences
  • Self-motivation, willingness to take initiative and a drive to succeed
  • National and/or international mobility

How to Apply

Be vigilant – BAT will never ask a job candidate for money for any reason, including paying for visa, work permits or pre-employment checks.

If someone invites you to apply for a BAT role and asks for payment for these types of activities, it is not a legitimate BAT job.


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    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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